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Understanding Language - University of Southampton

Understanding Language - University of Southampton
What is language? How do we learn meaning in a new language? What is easy and hard about learning another language? And what is the best way to teach other languages? This free online course suggests some answers to these questions. It has been developed by the University of Southampton and the British Council, and draws on their exciting joint online course, MA in English Language Teaching. If you are a fully participating learner in “Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching,” you will be eligible to apply for a scholarship to cover part of the MA fees. The course takes place over four weeks. Explore second language learning and what it means to learn language Consider language classrooms and how teaching affects our language learning Look at the use of technology in teaching, and its benefits and challenges for language learning. Finally, we will investigate the case of English – the most widely learnt and taught language in the world. (Course Image ©ivosar/Shutterstock)

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The 16 Best Resources for Teaching a Foreign Language According to infoplease, there are more than 6,500 languages spoken in the world, each with its own unique culture and way of thinking and communicating. As globalization barrels forward, learning a foreign language becomes ever more important and beneficial for students. However, learning another language is difficult; if you are a foreign language teacher, how can you make the process easier and more enjoyable for your students? The following resources may help. Motivation, Methods, and Theories Behind Learning a Second Language

Ämnesutvecklarna i Filipstad: Engelska Torsdagen den 23 maj hade vi en träff med projektgruppen i engelska och vi påbörjade en diskussion om hur vi kan hjälpa elever, som är i behov av mycket stöd i engelska, på bästa sätt. Alla vi var överens om att det finns en stor bredd i elevernas kunskaper av det engelska språket i varje klass. När man är en duktig pedagog och man har meningsfulla, effektiva lektioner i den engelskundervisningen är det inte så svårt att höja de flesta elevernas kunskaper i engelska. Men vi upplever att det kan vara svårt att ”få med” de elever som inte har kommit lika långt i sin utveckling av det engelska språket. Free English conversation lessons and IELTS training Open meeting room and test room This room is always open so you can see how it works just click on 'Enter now' Please make sure that you are polite and respectful to other students. If you want to invite people to this room just post this link: Date: 09.02. 2016

Capital - Secrets of learning a language — quickly Picture this: You want to apply for a dream assignment abroad. There’s just one problem. You need foreign language skills that you don't have — and time is not on your side. Kamratbedömning förbättrar skrivande i engelska Hennes licentiatsavhandling Learning from giving feedback: Insights from EFL writing classrooms in a Swedish lower secondary school baseras på observationer och insamling av elevtexter från två klasser i årskurs 8. De arbetade i ett tre veckor långt arbetsområde med att lära sig att skriva svarsbrev på engelska. I arbetsområdet ingick att medverka till att ta fram bedömningskriterier och att i grupper läsa, bedöma och kommentera andra elevers svarsbrev. Viktigt att involvera eleverna – Jag tycker att det är viktigt att involvera eleverna i skolans bedömningspraktik, det ger dem möjlighet att ta ett större ansvar för sitt eget lärande. – När jag själv använt mig av kamratbedömning i min undervisning så har eleverna ibland frågat varför de skall lägga tid på att hjälpa andra i deras lärande.

Intermediate French The subjunctive tense is common in the French language. However, it can be challenging for non-native French speakers to determine in which situations to use it and with which phrases and verbs. In this chapter, we will study the form of the present subjunctive as well as its use. First we will start with the form of the verbs then we’ll explore the use of this tense. English grammar Modern English has largely abandoned the inflectional case system of Indo-European in favor of analytic constructions. The personal pronouns retain morphological case more strongly than any other word class (a remnant of the more extensive Germanic case system of Old English). For other pronouns, and all nouns, adjectives, and articles, grammatical function is indicated only by word order, by prepositions, and by the "Saxon genitive or English possessive" (-'s).[1]

Top 10 podcasts to help you learn a language I became a language addict way back in the early noughties thanks to Shakira. Since then I’ve gone on to pursue a degree in French and Spanish with the Open University, and I’ve also studied Mandarin, Italian, German and various other languages along the way. With formal studying never quite being enough, I’m always looking for other methods to engage my language learning brain, podcasts being one of them. English Grammar: a complete guide Do you have a question about the correct usage of the semicolon or how to place adverbs in a sentence? If so, you've come to the right place. Edufind.com is a complete English grammar guide filled with the rules of English usage. Each grammatical rule is explained in plain English with several examples, and when needed, counter-examples. The grammatical rules covered by this guide are categorized below. English grammar is not always easy to understand, but by using this guide you should be able to remind yourself of the rules of English usage and speak or write English with confidence.

How This NYC Startup Is Reinventing What It Means to Learn a Language - Press Release Rocket Today, NYC based startup, Smigin launched its newest product that teaches users how to speak a new language by focusing less on grammar and more on everyday conversation. Smigin makes language learning more practical by curating sections based on real-life locations and situations in which users will find themselves abroad. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 11, 2016 Smigin's newly released patent-pending method personalizes the language learning experience and teaches users relevant content they will use in everyday language.

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